Walter Bobrowski Diary, 1944-1946

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dc.coverage.temporal 1944-1946 2014-01-06T21:04:34Z 2014-01-06T21:04:34Z 2013-2014 2014
dc.identifier.other 2013148_0001_0001
dc.description To access archived versions of content referenced in the diary transcript, download '' and extract contents with an appropriate utility. Then open the 'index.html' file in a web browser. en_US
dc.description.abstract Native of Detroit, Mich., born on June 27, 1924 and graduated from Chadsey High School in 1942. Apprenticed at Solvay Process Chemical Co. repair shop and worked as lathe hand at Timken Detroit Axle Co. before induction in the United States Navy. Served in the Pacific theater aboard LCT (6) 1411, with first action on the western beaches of Okinawa in April, 1945. Continued service in Okinawa after the unconditional surrender of Japan, earning rank of Motor Machinist Mate 3rd class. Returned to the United States aboard the U.S.S. Ticonderoga. Discharged on January 30, 1946 and was a member of VFW Post 6896. Died January 6, 2012. Collection includes a transcript of Bobrowski's World War II service diary from induction to discharge, including participation in the invasion of Okinawa in 1945. Provides details of combat operations, shipping of material, Japanese kamikaze attacks, and the daily life of sailors, with references to films (The Big Sleep) and musicians (Duke Ellington). Also notes the bombing of Hiroshima, Russian declaration of war on Japan, and V-J Day. Collection also contains two photographs of Bobrowski in uniform and archived versions of online resources referred to in diary transcript. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights Copyright is held by the Regents of the University of Michigan
dc.title Walter Bobrowski Diary, 1944-1946 en_US
dc.type Image en_US
dc.type Diary transcription en_US
dc.type Archived websites en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.rights.access Content is open for research
dc.owningcollname Assorted Organizations, Individuals, Events, Publications, and Other Collections
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